Quasi-Optic Study of Dielectric Radomes and Lenses.
Final rept. 29 Mar 82-28 Jun 85,
POLYTECHNIC INST OF NEW YORK FARMINGDALE MICROWAVE RESEARCH INST
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The results from this study confirm the utility of complex ray tracing via ordinary complex rays, collective complex rays or hybrid forms for Gaussian beam type fields transmitted through tapered or curved two-dimensional shell radomes. The numerical algorithm, which avoids the need for integrations over an equivalent aperture when passing from the near zone to the far zone, can be simplified substantially for a range of applications by recourse to paraxial approximations. These conclusions are expected to remain valid also for more general three-dimensional configurations. Although non-Gaussian aperture distributions are not well modeled by complex ray fields per se, recent studies indicate that general aperture fields can be expressed as discrete superpositions of Gaussian fields. This makes the results for single Gaussians reported here directly relevant for the tracking, via obstacles and interfaces, of this more general class of incident fields.
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
- Radiofrequency Wave Propagation